Crime

Nampa girl stabbed at school; boy charged with attempted murder

A 17-year-old girl was hospitalized after she was stabbed Monday by an ex-boyfriend at Columbia High School, according to Nampa police.

The girl was transported to a hospital for treatment of wounds that are not believed to be life threatening, Nampa Police Sgt. Tim Riha said.

Police were notified about the attack in Columbia High’s parking lot at about 1:12 p.m. Monday. It happened in the school parking lot, just after a break between classes.

The 17-year-old boy accused of attacking the girl was stopped by another student, and several Nampa police officers who happened to be at the school for an unrelated incident took him into custody. Riha said he didn't know what type of knife was used in the attack, or where on her body the girl was stabbed.

He was taken to the Southwest Idaho Juvenile Detention Center and charged with attempted murder.

Police said there is no continued threat to other students or faculty at the school.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413, @KatyMoeller

Worried about your safety and need help? Here are some local resources:

▪  Idaho Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-669-3176.

▪  Nampa Family Justice Center: 208-475-5700

▪  Faces of Hope Victim Center in Boise: 208-577-4400.

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